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Old 12-11-2008, 02:26 PM
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Newbie here, just found this thread: Patrick....OMG you must sleep about an hour a night! Note to self- quit job before trying this at home.

Seems a shame to cover up all that nice shiny aluminum with..???
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Old 12-11-2008, 05:53 PM
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Default Pictures just for Joey

Welcome XLR8TR, to my madness. Joey and others seam to think my shop is always clean and everything just poofs together or gets done with out much effort. Phooey to you and here is proof. I'm finished getting the "hammered" out aluminum pieces ready to coat and I thought I would share what the shop usually looks like after a while. These are unretouched pics of "the shop" so to all those that don't believe here.



Yes life is messy, I can't stand it any more I must clean.

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Well, it occurs to me that perhaps not all of the modifications I made are technically 'street legal'

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Old 12-11-2008, 06:46 PM
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Patrick, I don't subscribe but look at the scratch builders forum whenever it's high-lited and check out whats new. You've got a great build so far,I can only hope mine will be half as good.
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Patrick, even your mess is organized....a freakin laundry basket ...
good try, threw a hammer here...a pair of pliers there...
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Patrick, how do we know the "messy" photos weren't stagged.....or worse yet.....photo shopped? Come on...your compulsion is safe with us!
Seriously, thank you for sharing your talents with us.
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Great progress, every other week or so I have to pull the cars out and clean my garage, right now it's littered with my cobra and 3 bikes, well 2 1/2.
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Shoot, you have more tools than a Sears store.
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:34 AM
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Default Did a little laundry this weekend

Hey, I coated the aluminum for the car this weekend. What a messy operation. I used a water based truck bed liner, It seems to have worked quite well, we'll see how it holds up. It dried hard not rubbery like some of the others I've used before.

I've a huge mess to clean up so, gotta go.
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Old 12-14-2008, 06:27 PM
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Default I couldn't help myself

Well picked up after the coating thing. I couldn't wait to get started riveting the panels in place just thought I would share this with you because these are the first permanent things I have assembled to the car.

I will post more pics when they're all on.
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I'll need your address so I can come up there and test drive this baby...
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:03 PM
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Why wait come up now tomorrow it's going to be a balmy -1 degrees with windchills, well you don't want to know. You'll come away with the knowledge of what freaking cold is. Besides that way someone else can squeeze the rivet tool.
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:08 PM
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And I was complaining about having to turn on the air conditioning today because it was 72 degrees outside...
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Old 12-16-2008, 02:43 AM
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Patrick, that's why I moved from Michigan to the balmy tropics.....its always a roadster day here and a cold snap is anytime its below 76.....
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Old 12-21-2008, 06:08 PM
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Default I don't want to see my rivet gun again

Hey, I have applied all the aluminum work for the chassis and my hands and forearms are numb. but here take a look at what I have now. I put every one of those rivets in by hand.








Now when the RTV hardens I will clean up the oozing goo. I hate to tell you all, I don't think the tunnel is going to come out quietly. This ought to be interesting, Later.
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Wow,My hands hurt just thinking about pulling on that rivit gun.Nice job
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Looks like a real down town job as usual. What was the name of the bed liner you used? I haven't heard of a water based one, that would be more environmentally friendly that Herculiner...
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Just off the top of my head, would there ever be any concern about that many holes in a line on a piece of tubing in relation to its strength being lessened?
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Default Got my Rear in Gear

Hey I have the 8.8 center section back together, wow, I haven't a clue why I so worried about doing it myself piece of cake. Just had to make some tools.

One case spreading device, will loan out, must pic-up.
Added a few goodies to the piece as well.


SAE oring fill and drain plugs and also tapped the vent hole for the same.
It helps that I have all that tooling at work.
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Default She's almost a Roller

Well, life is dealing me the same cards as always fair to crappy, we all know how much fun the center section was to deal with well I put that all behind me went to put it in the car and bam the damn thing hit the frame seems that interchangeable parts don't always interchange. that meant I had to surgically alter the frame after powder coat yuck! Well a day and more cutting grinding and welding later finally can say she's almost a roller.




Now I suppose I should go around and tighten all the bolts but I'll wait till I can get someone over here to hold the other end of the tape measure so I can square her up.
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Looks complicated with the suspension on but the engineering still makes my head swim. Are you sure you can find a volunteer there in the frozen north to hold the tape ?
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